Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Review

28 September 2019, 17:01:59

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Review
The Redmi Note 8 Pro is available at promotional prices on Banggood in a 6GB+64GB variant and a 6GB+128GB version.

Audio Test

The audio test has been performed by using the TASCAM US-2x2 audio interface and the RightMark Audio Analyzer software as usual. All audio enhancement features are disabled. The overall rating is Very good as well. The Frequency response is excellent, the THD+Noise parameter is rated as Average and all other parameters are rated as Very good. Actually, the results in absolute values, are very close to those of the Redmi Note 7 Pro. The Redmi Note 8 Pro is equipped with dual microphones utilizing AI noise reduction and main microphone anti-blocking function. There's a single, bottom-firing 1217 super-linear speaker onboard placed to the right of the USB Type-C port and aided by a Smart PA with a 10V boost. According to our subjective opinion, it is loud enough and actually suitable for listening to music unless the volume level is set to the highest because in this case, the sound gets distorted.
Test Value RMAA rating
Frequency response (from 40 Hz to 15 kHz), dB +0.02, -0.13 Excellent
Noise level, dB (A) -93.2 Very good
Dynamic range, dB (A) 93.9 Very good
THD, % 0.00860 Very good
THD + Noise, dB (A) -78.5 Average
IMD + Noise, % 0.011 Very good
Stereo crosstalk, dB -81.8 Very good
IMD at 10 kHz, % 0.018 Very good
General performance   Very good
Frequency response
Noise level
Dynamic range
THD + Noise (at -3 dB FS)
Intermodulation distortion
Stereo crosstalk

Music App

Xiaoim's Music app is not only a music player but also a one-point hub for accessing tons of online music. All the content is in Chinese, of course. This feature is not present in global MIUI versions. The Music app contains a My Music area, from where you can listen to and manage the audio files stored on the device. It contains a "Sign In" area and various folders - local music (the one you have stored on the device), playlists, favourites, recently played, downloads. Furthermore, the audio files you have stored on your device are listed in four tabs according to the name of the song, album, artist, and folder. The Now Playing screen is fully free from clutter. The Headphone and Audio Effect options remain unchanged and can be found on the Additional system settings as well.

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